Handmade Gift Tutorials & More With French County
Are you yearning for elegant ideas for handmade crafts? Or perhaps you're looking for some splendid ideas for altered art. Well today's Graphic 45 has some wonderfully inventive inspiration that's sure to brighten your day! We're going to explore three incredible ideas for handmade crafts featuring our exquisite French Country collection! You will see a clever handmade business card holder and video tutorial by Olga Struk. Then Clare Charvill is going to show you an adorable handmade tea set with fun and easy instructions to create one of your very own. Then we've got some magnificent altered stacked boxes by Miranda Edney! Today's blog is filled with so many astonishing "outside the box" ideas for the perfect handmade gift! You're sure to find something that inspires you!
Lets start with some prizes! We are giving away a very special prize today in celebration of CHA Summer which is happening right now in Las Vegas! We are having so much fun and we wanted to share to excitement with all of you! Our randomly chosen winner from yesterday's Bohemian Bazaar CHA contest is...
-Kim Street: "I would love to have a Diane Shultz kit. The Bohemian Bazaar is a beautiful line, the colors are brilliant, and I don't have any, YET. Thanks G45, you guys rock!!"
Congratulations, Kim! Please email us with your shipping information at email@example.com to claim your prize!
This is the very special prize that we are giving away on today's blog! You could win this splendid Twelve Days of Christmas altered box and card from Diane's workshop! Today's prize will also include a a Make N Take kit, a signed catalogue from Diane Schultz and a G45 button! We will announce today's randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win!
Here are some fun photo highlights from CHA! Behold our Mother Goose section in our CHA booth! It's filled with incredible crafts from Diane's workshop and our Design Team!
Here is the Bohemian Bazaar tag from our Make N' Take class! It's a true beauty!
And now it's time for today's grand gift ideas! We begin with this wonderful handmade French Country business card holder by Olga. This is such a great idea for a gift for someone special in your life, or even a new graduate! Business cards are very common these days and we all need a fun and functional way to transport them. Olga's fabulous creation adds sophistication and style to any business card. You could also use this sweet creation as a gift card holder! There are so many possibilities! Follow along with Olga's fun tutorial to create this wonderful craft for someone you love!
- French Country > French Country 8x8 Pads
- French Country > French Country 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
- Stamps > G45 Cling A Ladies' Diary 1
- French Country Stickers
- Download June-Template-Pocket
"This project is quite special, being as its the first thing I made with my G45 DT package. As soon as I saw the French Country line in person i fell in love! I had these nested circle boxes and this line was perfect for them! I used lots of the French Country Patterns and Solids. I made it to where it was fully decorated but still fully functional. Each box pulls apart and opens up. These make wonderful home decor pieces!" -Miranda
French Country: Rendezvous
French Country: Grandeur
French Country: Montage
French Country: Patterns and Solids
French Country: chipboard 1
French Country: chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Staples:
Chipboard : Imaginarium
Ribbons: May Arts
Metal Clock by Prima
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Laces and flatback pearls
We hope you all had an amazing time exploring today's splendid French Country gift ideas! We want to thank Olga, Clare and Miranda for their wonderful ideas! We encourage you all to create a unique handmade treasure for someone you love with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! We hope you'll join us tomorrow for more amazing ideas and blog prize winner announcements! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your last chance to win this week's Secret Garden prize pack as well as today's special CHA prize pack! We hope you have a wonderful day, G45ers! Thank you so much for joining us!
Your Friends at Graphic 45